Hijacking armored cars is a family affair.
Forget income and women, says a heist-pulling favourite of Julien Leclercq’s Braqueurs: Taking down armored trucks is “what gives me a hard-on.” His smoothness is some-more colorful, that is something of an curiosity in an differently steely-serious opening by Sami Bouajila (Days of Glory) as Yanis, a personality of this Paris-based gang. The film itself isn’t utterly as single-minded as Yanis, descending somewhere between abdominal crime procedural and romantic underworld melodrama. Though it doesn’t burble adult to a tip turn of a genre, it reserve adequate pleasure and opinion to prove fans of post-Besson Gallic action.
Reportedly, a design was scheduled for recover in France before November’s attacks done it seem unsure to ask viewers to brand with heavily armed group of North African descent. But there’s zero domestic about Yanis and his crew, no-nonsense thieves who somehow seem to so many of their work on deserted stretches of highway distant from trusting bystanders.
Their jobs, frankly, tend to go a little bit too uniformly for a film’s benefit, lacking a kind of nail-biting expectation or variable complications a many involving film robberies tend to offer. Which is not to contend a squad is perfect: Resentful during a tiny share of sack he’s getting, Yanis’s hermit and youth companion Amine (Redouane Bahache) personally sells a gun used in a high-profile heist instead of disposing of it. When a buyers, a absolute drug gang, get in difficulty regulating that gun, Yanis is forced to sack a conveyance for them to set things straight. But removing into business with these strangers would be difficulty even if Yanis didn’t confirm to keep a millions’ value of bone-head for himself.
This enigma eventually threatens a crooks’ desired ones, from Yanis and Amine’s mom to a mother of their explosives consultant Eric (Guillaume Gouix). In building these perils and display how Yanis’s selected career has kept him from a lady he loves, Leclercq and co-screenwriter Simon Moutairou infrequently seem to be sharpened for something like a brotherhood-of-thieves play of a film like Heat. They don’t utterly get there, unwell to give us adequate reasons to deposit in a crew’s other members. But on occasion, taciturn moments with Yanis spirit during a film this competence have been.
Production company: Labyrinthe Films
Cast: Sami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix, Youssef Hajdi, Redouane Behache, Kahina Karina, Kaaris, David Saracino
Director: Julien Leclercq
Screenwriters: Julien Leclercq, Simon Moutairou
Producers: Julien Madon, Julien Leclercq
Director of photography: Philip Lozano
Production designer: Gwendal Bescond
Costume designer: Muriel Legrand
Editor: Mickael Dumontier
Composers: Jean-Jacques Hertz, Francois Roy, Laurent Sauvagnac, Adrien Blamont
Casting director: Thomas Lubeau
Venue: Marrakech International Film Festival (Out of Competition)
Sales: SND Films